High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby's parole application will be considered within three days.
The Indonesian Justice Minister said today he would sign the parole application.
If the recommendation is for release, the signature clears the way for her to be released after more than nine years behind bars in Kerobokan Prison.
Indonesian authorities made the announcement at a press conference this morning.
Corby's case was heard in Jakarta last week, but it is not known if the recommendation to Indonesia's Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin was for or against parole.
Mr Syamsuddin told reporters in Jakarta today that Corby's case is one of hundreds of requests, and she will get no special treatment.
“There are 1700 prisoners who are being processed by the parole board and they've been finished by the parole board,” he said.
“We just need to review that. I promise within three days, Insha'Allah, I will finish it.”
The Minister confirmed Corby was “eligible” for parole, but he wasn't clear whether that was the recommendation given to him.
“As long as she follows all the regulations based on the parole board recommendations, she's eligible to get her rights in accordance to the existing regulations,” he said.
Mr Syamsuddin said the 1700 cases before him must be processed together, and treated equally.
He wanted to finish them “before the end of this week,” not only for Corby's sake but the others, too.
If the parole board found in favour of Corby, and the minister approves the recommendation, it means she could be released from Kerobokan jail within days.
Mr Syamsuddin has already said publicly he can see no reason why Corby's parole bid should be rejected.
She has always maintained her innocence.
She has already been issued a new passport and approval from the Indonesian immigration department to serve out her sentence in the Kuta home of her sister Mercedes.
The directors-general of Indonesia's corrections and immigration departments were also at the minister's Jakarta office on Wednesday.
Corby, 36, has been in custody since her arrest at Bali's Ngurah Rai Aiport in 2004, allegedly carrying more than four kilograms of marijuana into Bali in a body board bag.
She was sentenced to 20 years in prison in May 2005.
Her sentence was slashed by five years after Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono granted her clemency on humanitarian grounds in 2012.
The rare early release of a French drug smuggler in January, raised hopes for Corby's parole.
Michael Blanc is one of the few foreigners to have been freed on parole, after more than 14 years in an Indonesian prison. The 40-year-old was given a life sentence, but he too maintained his innocence throughout.
Corby's application for parole was heard in private by Indonesian authorities in the capital Jakarta last week, as revealed by 7News.
The parole hearing was the last major hurdle for the 36-year-old convicted drug smuggler before she was released from Kerobokan Prison.